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On the State of Egypt: What Caused the Revolution

by Alaa Aswany

On 25 January 2011, bestselling Egyptian novelist Alaa Al Aswany joined a million protestors in Tahrir Square calling for President Hosni Mubarak's departure. This was the moment he and other pro-democracy activists...


On the State of Egypt: What Made the Revolution Inevitable

by Alaa Al Aswany & Humphrey Davies

“Alaa Al Aswany is among the best writers in the Middle East today, a suitable heir to the mantle worn by Naguib Mahfouz, his great predecessor.” –Jay Parini, The Guardian (UK)

 

From one of Egypt’s most...


Histories of Egyptology: Interdisciplinary Measures

by William Carruthers

Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write...


Egyptian Literature - Vol. II: Annals of Nubian Kings: Vol. II: Annals of Nubian Kings

by E.A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army (1967 to 1971): War Minister Gen. Mohamad Fawzi's Memoirs, 1967¿1971

by Youssef H., Aboul-Enein

Central to CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein's career has been the mission to introduce America's military leaders to Arabic works of military significance. Just like American military leaders who had an obsession for...


The Origins of the Libyan Nation: Colonial Legacy, Exile and the Emergence of a New Nation-State

by Anna Baldinetti

Libya is a typical example of a colonial or external creation. This book addresses the emergence and construction of nation and nationalism, particularly among Libyan exiles in the Mediterranean region. It charts...


A History of Egypt: From Earliest Times to the Present

by Jason Thompson

In A History of Egypt, Jason Thompson has written the first one-volume work to encompass all 5,000 years of Egyptian history, highlighting the surprisingly strong connections between the ancient land of the...


The Book of the Kings of Egypt - Vol. I: Dynasties I - XIX: Vol. I: Dynasties I - XIX

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


The Book of Kings of Egypt - Vol II: Dynasties XX - XXX: Vol II: Dynasties XX - XXX

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


Three Empires on the Nile: The Victorian Jihad, 1869-1899

by Dominic Green

A secular regime is toppled by Western intervention, but an Islamic backlash turns the liberators into occupiers. Caught between interventionists at home and fundamentalists abroad, a prime minister flounders...


Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed

by Ahdaf Soueif

From the best-selling author of The Map of Love, here is a bracing firsthand account of the Egyptian revolution—told with the narrative instincts of a novelist, the gritty insights of an activist, and the...


Cairo in the War: 1939-45

by Artemis Cooper

For troops in the desert, Cairo meant fleshpots or brass hats. For well-connected officers, it meant polo at the Gezira Club and drinks at Shepheard's. For the irregular warriors, Cairo was a city to throw legendary...


Egyptian Religion: Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life

by E.A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


Egyptian Tales and Romances: Pagan, Christian and Muslim: Pagan, Christian and Muslim

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


A   History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30 - Vol. VIII: Egypt Under the Ptolemies and Cleopatra V

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


Historical Dictionary of Egypt

by Jr., Arthur Goldschmidt

This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Egypt covers its history from its emergence as an independent actor during the reign of Ali Bey (1760-1772) up to and including the first two years of the Arab...


A   History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30 - Vol III: Egypt Under the Amenemhats and Hyksos: Vol.

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


A   History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30 - Vol. IV: Egypt and Her Asiatic Empire: Vol. IV: Egyp

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


A   History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30 - Vol. VI: Egypt Under the Saites, Persians and Ptolem

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


A   History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30: Vol. VII: Egypt Under the Saites, Persians and Ptolem

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...